Renovating homes is one of the UK’s most popular pastimes, and it’s not difficult to see why – we are fortunate to have a wealth of history in our buildings. But renovating isn’t just for those who own a period home; it is for anyone who wants to improve their surroundings and add value to their property. All homes, whether they are period or newly built properties, will need some sort of maintenance at some time; home improvement has become an essential part of owning a home. Renovation work doesn’t have to be major before it becomes worthwhile; smaller projects, like refitting the kitchen or refurbishing a fireplace, go a long way to transforming a home, and are just as rewarding. Whether you are looking to re-insulate and damp-proof your home or simply strip back your floors to their original finish, Home Renovations is an invaluable guide.
More than 1 million viewers in Canada watch Mike Holmes’ television show, Holmes on Homes, every week. Thousands more see him at his personal appearances and visit his website, looking for advice on renos-gone-wrong. Mike Holmes is Canada’s most trusted contractor, a crusader with a mission to expose botched renovations–and now the author of a bestselling book that has shipped over 60,000 copies in its hardcover edition. Mike has taken his professional expertise and tell-it-like-it-is style and turned it into the guide no homeowner should be without. Make It Right walks readers through a renovation from start to finish, from the process of finding a reliable contractor to understanding the legalities of renovation. Mike explains the inner workings of a house, covers the most popular reno projects and describes the most common pitfalls. Packed with informative sidebars, checklists, diagrams and photographs, all showing what to expect from contractors and tradespeople, and how to keep every reno running on time and on budget, Make It Right is the book you need to read before you plan a renovation. Be smart. Take charge. Get it right the first time.
Here is a property in West Seneca, NY that was renovated by Joe Jerge and his redevelopment team in a span of 9 months. This property was originally built in 1935 and has 1747 square feet on 2 acres of land. This house was sold “as is”, and so on top of renovating the house, Joe also had an estate sale to sell what was left inside of the house. Renovation projects completed: New vinyl siding, new roof, new roof on garage, new front porch and steps. All new bamboo flooring throughout the house. Renovated kitchen with brand new cabinets and granite countertops. Renovated two full bathrooms to the studs and even replaced joists on the first floor that had rotted. New insulation, new electric, new plumbing. Created an open floor plan on the first floor to open the living room to the kitchen. After spending about $80,000 on the renovation, the house sold for $150,000 MORE than the original cost of the house, bringing a profit of $70,000. Joe’s wife Sandra Jerge was the realtor of this property and helped to design and stage the rooms. If you live in the Buffalo, NY area and are in need of real estate services, contact Sandra Jerge at http://sandrajerge.com